Here’s an interesting map I decided to put together – it’s a geographic distribution of Universities in Canada. The list was obtained primarily from Wikipedia, but displays only the classified public Universities. This means that tiny private establishments, obscure schools that are not really listed anywhere, and colleges that grant degrees are not visible. At least not yet. Still, all the major Universities should be on the map.
It should come at no surprise that the southern Ontario holds the bulk of academia. Higher population density and a technology driven economy easily support more academic choices. After all, a University is a business as well.
Students growing up in south Ontario might take their University choices for granted, but it’s interesting to point out that outside of this central core one must move to the closest major city in order to pursue higher education. Even further, often outside of the province, just to have some more choices to consider. It could be tough, but then again it’s probably worth it to not simply settle for the closest school.